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Business ethics in the European Union: a study of Greek attitudes

Spero C. Peppas (Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
George J. Peppas (University of La Verne, Athens, Greece)

Management Decision

ISSN: 0025-1747

Article publication date: 1 August 2000

Abstract

Globalization and economic integration have focused attention on the topic of ethics in international management. At a time when the European Union is attempting to harmonize standards in many areas, the issue of ethics within the EU deserves special attention. Given the diversity of the historical and cultural backgrounds of EU citizens, one might expect to find different ethical orientations in different EU countries. In an effort to gain an understanding about ethics in an EU country where little previous research has been conducted, this article is directed toward the attitudes of future Greek professionals. A sample of the current college‐student population in Greece was surveyed regarding professional and business ethics to understand how we might expect individuals from Greece to behave once they have to make the difficult decisions that are necessary in business circumstances.

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Peppas, S.C. and Peppas, G.J. (2000), "Business ethics in the European Union: a study of Greek attitudes", Management Decision, Vol. 38 No. 6, pp. 369-376. https://doi.org/10.1108/00251740010373070

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